All events held in Chagrin Falls. Many events need advance reservations as there is limited seating. Special Event admission is not included with All Festival Pass unless noted.
Check the Festival Program and online schedule for updates.
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Documentaries come alive with these film related events!

FELINES ON PARADE

Sponsored by Laurel Heater, The Worley/Heater Team

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1:00 PM 

Free in Riverside Park

Film: Cats of Malta

Bring YOUR favorite (leashed) feline to parade the catwalk with MC Mayor Bill Koons.

Click here to purchase tickets for Online Viewing!

MEET THE BREWMASTER

Co-sponsored by: MerryMeeting Group

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 3:00 PM 

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

$15 for non-members

Film: One Pint at a Time 

Learn how minority-owned brewers are reshaping the industry. Beer tasting with Black Frog Brewery.

Click here to purchase tickets!

AWARDS

CEREMONY

Sponsored by: Carnegie Investment Counsel

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 5:30 PM 

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

Free and open to the public

The night sparkles with filmmakers and film enthusiasts at the 2022 Festival Awards.

Celebrity hosts: Loree Vick and Rick Jackson

Click here for FREE tickets to the awards ceremony!

FOSTERING LITERACY

WITH THE NCJW/CLEVELAND

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 12:45 PM 

CFIS Theatre

Film: Butterfly in the Sky

NCJW/CLE has teamed up with Chagrin Falls' Fireside Books. Guests can purchase and or bring a book to donate to the "Little Free Libraries."

Click here to purchase tickets to Butterfly in the Sky!

FESTIVAL CLOSING

Sponsored by: South Franklin Circle

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 5:30 PM 

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

Film: Song for Hope

As the festival draws to a close, don't miss this special performance by world-renowned trumpeter, Dominick Farinacci, along with Steve Eva's Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra Brass.

Click here to purchase tickets to see the festival closing film, Song for Hope!

 

 

EVENTS

FILM FEST

LIGHTS THE FALLS!

In loving memory of Jim Martin

NIGHTLY, WED-SUN, OCTOBER 5-9 

The 13th Anniversary Festival spotlight is on Chagrin Falls as the upper and lower falls are lit nightly!

FILMS BY THE FALLS

In loving memory of William Barr

LED Screen in Riverside Park - throughout the Festival.

Come to Riverside Park during the festival week to view a free selection of short films, trailers and activities.

HONORING SLOVENIA

Co-sponsored by Jan Paulich Jones and Ann Gelehter

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 5:30 PM 

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre 

$25 for non members

Film: Emerald Paradise - Fly-Fishing in the Soča Valley

Kick off the festival with an evening of Slovenian culture. Enjoy songs, wine, food and home baked goods.
Hosted by Best Food Friends/Sylvia Debick & the Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia

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FILMS, BAGELS AND

COFFEE

Sponsored by: Chagrin Falls

Historical Society

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 9:00 AM

Chagrin Falls Historical Society
$15 for non members

Click here to purchase tickets!

 

MEMBER/SPONSOR

AFTER HOURS

Sponsored by: Joanne Zettl Elite

Sotheby's International Realty

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 8:00 PM

Chagrin Township Hall
Toast CDFF with decadent desserts and a glass of champagne; your favorite filmmaker just might show up!
Members, Filmmakers and Sponsors only.

 

CELEBRATION OF OHIO

DOCUMENTARY FILM

Sponsored by: Ohio Humanities

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

CFIS Theatre
$75 Individual Ticket for VIP Reception
A TASTE OF OHIO - VIP RECEPTION: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Celebrate the 13th Annual Fest with Ohio themed

hors d’oeuvres.

Click here to purchase tickets to the VIP reception and film!


FILM ONLY: $20, 7:00 PM
Film: The Killing of Sister Dorothy, In Her Own Words

Click here to purchase tickets for the film ONLY!

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT:

Panel Discussions and Special Film Events

PANEL EVENTS, DISCUSSIONS

PARENTING AN LGBTQ CHILD

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 12:20 PM

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre - River Room Following Film

Film: Mama Bears 

What are the unique challenges and resources for parenting an LGBTQ child in today’s world?

Discussion facilitated by SOGI Support Network

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PROTECTING OUR TEENS FROM SUICIDE

Sponsored by LifeAct

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 3:15 PM

Methodist Church

Film: Secret Screening

After watching this film that addresses our current crisis around youth mental health and suicide, join experts from a local organization engaged in teen suicide prevention for a dialogue around this critically important topic.

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END OF LIFE WITH DIGNITY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 3:15 PM

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre – River Room Following Film

Film: Jack Has a Plan 

It’s a difficult but important discussion. At what point does one

decide that it’s time to plan the final days of their lives and

what are the issues and ethics?

Discussion facilitated by Ohio End of Life Options

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CSU SOCIAL JUSTICE SERIES PANEL

Sponsored by CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and CSU School of Film & Media Arts

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 4:00 PM

Chagrin Falls Township Hall

Films:  Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices for a Plantation Prison

and Second Shot 

Join CSU Marshall School of Law experts for a discussion

surrounding these thought-provoking films.

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NAVIGATING THE FILM

FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

Sponsored by Think Media Studios

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 10:30 AM

Chagrin Township Hall

Join moderators from Festival Formula for a lively discussion

of how to navigate the film festival circuit.

Private Event - Invitation Only

 

 

CITY CLUB OF CLEVELAND

AT CDFF LIVE ON MAIN

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1:30 PM

Chagrin Falls Township Hall

Film: Common Grounds? 

Join the City Club for a discussion on political civil discourse

Does it even exist in today’s divisive times?

Click here to purchase tickets!

WATER IS LIFE SHORTS BLOCK & DISCUSSION

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 12:45 PM

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

Films: Water is Life Shorts 

We have the privilege of living on one of the world’s greatest freshwater resources. But with great privilege, comes great responsibility. Join in the discussion with community partners.

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LOVELY JACKSON

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 3:00 PM

CFIS Theater

Film: Lovely Jackson

Meet the director along with Rickey Jackson and his accuser,

and hear about this stunning true story of triumph of hope, forgiveness, and perseverance.

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